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MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)--The deadline for getting a spot in a U.S. government-sponsored pavilion at Italy’s EICMA trade show is just weeks away, on July 31.

Tagged Events

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (BRAIN)--Race Face and Cycles Lambert have inked an exclusive distribution agreement, making Race Face components and apparel available to bike dealers across Canada.

Tagged Distributor news

BATAVIA, IL (BRAIN)--Sigma, the world’s largest manufacturer of cycling electronics, is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Jarnagin as its Northwest Tech Rep.

Jarnagin, a former bike messenger, most recently spent seven years as an inside sales rep for Raleigh bicycles.

"Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it." -Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"


TRENTON, NJ--More than a year after the Wal-Mart and Dynacraft lawsuit brought quick release safety to the fore, the ripple effects are expanding.


MILAN, Italy--Oakley, the Southern California eyewear maker that American pro cyclists Greg LeMond and Andy Hampsten helped popularize during the 80s, will merge with former rival Luxottica Group later this year.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions


SAN ANSELSO, CA (BRAIN)--Kids all around the world opened up their gifts this past Christmas, and a great many probably received bikes, possibly their first bikes, possibly a Gary Fisher bike.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)--Seven percent of the U.S. population rides a bike to work an average of two times a week, according to a recent study by Leisure Trends Group. The study also found that one of every three American adults owns at least one bike.

CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN)--Every Sunday this August plus Sunday September 23, experience University Circle, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and Martin Luther King Blvd in a whole new way--without your car.

Tagged Events

"Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker." -Mike McDermott from "Rounders"

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)--After eight years as president of Giant Bicycle, Skip Hess is leaving the company. His last day will be tomorrow.

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)--Argon 18 has announced two new international distribution agreements.

Tagged Distributor news

"Retirement has been amazing, but of course I wasn't the only athlete to hang it up this year. Jerry Rice retired before the season, Mario Lemieux retired during the season and Phil Mickelson retired after the 71st hole of the U.S. Open." -Lance Armstrong joked in his monologue at the recent ESPYs

"I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this." –Randle Patrick McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest"

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Specialized played host to 590 retailers and staff at its three-day 2008 product introduction held in Salt Lake.

Tagged Events

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)--The recent Cougar Mountain Classic, an annual festival of pro and amateur road and mountain bike racing in Sonoma, California, raised $15,000 for bike programs for under served youth.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits


SEATTLE, WA—If mountain biking’s popularity is indeed waning amongst today’s younger generation, perhaps city park systems will give the sport the kick in the baggies it needs.

At least that’s what advocates like Justin Vander Pol are hoping.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer’s Web presence is now bigger and better than ever with the recent launch of its new site.

Tagged BRAIN News

“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend
Come inside! Come inside!
There behind a glass is a real blade of grass
Be careful as you pass.
Move along! Move along!

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Canada’s independent dealers sold an estimated 341,000 bicycles worth about $148.5 million Canadian ($131.4 million U.S.) last year, according to projections made from the country’s first data capture program.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports


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